Grace L. Aldrich, 94, of Union, a former Baker County resident, died Sept. 10, 2003, at her home.
Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Union United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jerry Peters will officiate. Committal and interment will be at the Haines Cemetery.
Visitations will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley in La Grande.
Mrs. Aldrich was born on Jan. 2, 1909, at Rock Creek to John W. and Bertha George Blize. She attended schools at Muddy Creek, Haines and Baker City.
She married Everett Aldrich on July 21, 1924, at Baker City. They moved from Haines to Island City in 1946. They later moved to Union and then to Hermiston and back to Union.
Mrs. Aldrich was a member of the Union United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She also was a senior meals helper.
She was a member of the Jewel Rebekah Lodge and had been a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary at Union since 1952. She enjoyed dancing, fishing and playing cards. She loved bingo.
Survivors include her children, Kenneth Aldrich and Glen Aldrich, both of Union, George Aldrich of Cove and Betty Ann Griffith of Prineville; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a brother, John Blize of Winlock, Wash.; sister, Emma Graves of Weiser, Idaho; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Wilma, in 1928; a son, Elmer, in 1949; her husband in 1970; and a son, Frank, in 2001.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grande Ronde Hospital Hospice through Daniels Chapel of the Valley. To view the unedited obituary, sign the guest book or leave a condolence, visit: www.danielschapel.com.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon September 12, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor